In : News25 Sep 2012
Smart buildings, smart grids and green data centres offer considerable opportunities for IT outsourcing.
According to Pike Research, worldwide spending on outsourcing services will quadruple over the next 8 years, growing from $291 million in 2012 to $1.1 billion by 2020.
The deployment of automated energy management systems and their ability to analyse huge volumes of energy-related data, combined with the shortage of maintenance staff are leading managers of commercial buildings to farm out IT infrastructure, software systems and data analytics management services to outside service providers.
The implementation of smart grid technologies, particularly in Asia Pacific where it is particularly widespread, is said to result in a ˝data deluge˝. In Europe, some 237 million smart meters will be in use by 2020.
Collecting and storing data and business intelligence are becoming increasingly important for utility providers and distributors: between 2012 and 2020, annual spending on smart grid data analytics should total $34 billion, predicts Pike Research.
With spending estimated at $17.1 billion in 2012 and $45.4 billion in 2016 – an annual growth rate of 28%, the technologies used for the energy-efficient, new-generation data centres worldwide, and in particular virtualisation, are generating new opportunities for the entire data centre supply chain.
Econocom is currently a European provider of services for integrating and financing digital solutions. With its complementary areas of expertise (distribution , leasing , services and telecoms), Econocom assists businesses in transforming their IT systems and managing digital projects. Operating in 18 countries, Econocom Group employs 3,700 people and posted revenue of €1,538 million.
For further information : www.econocom.com